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Can you bleach damaged hair?

One of the most common questions asked by people who dye their hair is whether you can bleach damaged hair. The answer to this question isn't a simple yes or no. There are many factors that should be taken into account in regards to damaged hair and you will need to assess it on a case by case basis.


What is damaged hair?
Damaged hair is hair that has become weakened through chemical or physical stress. This can include hair that has been dyed, bleached, permed, relaxed, or even styled with heated styling tools. All of these processes damage your hair to some extent and weaken it over time.

Hair that is damaged is significantly more prone to breakage, doesn't feel as soft or smooth, and may even look visibly damaged. On top of this, damaged hair doesn't maintain moisture properly, so it is prone to both dryness and frizz. This dryness itself can even cause further damage if the hair is handled in its dry state.

The main effects of damage include:
DrynessExcess frizzRough tex…

What to use to bleach hair

Hair bleach can help you reach a lighter hair colour and is often a necessary product to use when you dye your hair blonde. If you bleach your hair, you ensure the best results when you use the best products and the right tools for the job. Knowing what to use to bleach hair, and how to apply bleach are the two main factors that are paramount to your success.


Equipment
There are a few tools that are required when working with hair bleach. The most important of these is of course a tinting bowl and brush, but depending on what sort of result you want, you may need more than that. Some of the equipment you might need includes:
Tinting bowlTinting brushTail combSectioning clipsHighlighting foil or meche
Bleach powder
Even with all the right tools, you need the best hair bleach powder to get the best results. Supermarket brands, as well as generic brands of bleach are far less effective than their salon product counterparts. Cheaper varieties of bleach powder generally produce less lift and…

How to bleach wash hair

[1] A bleach wash is an alternative way to lighten your hair using bleach. This kind of formulation is milder and gentler on the hair than a full bleach, meaning that the lift from the treatment is less, but so is the potential of damage. There are a few reasons why you'd specifically want to use the product like this depending on the results you want to achieve and the present condition of your hair.
What is a bleach wash? To bleach wash hair, you will be using a diluted form of hair bleach. This is accomplished by mixing the bleach powder with a lower volume of developer than usual and then diluting it down further with shampoo. Your hair will also be damp during application and this added water further dilutes the preparation to produce a very mild form of hair bleach.

The bleach wash formula A bleach wash can be made in several different ways depending on the consistency and strength you desire from the product. However, the most common way to formulate it is to mix the bleach …

Hair bleaching questions

No hair colouring product accrues quite as many questions as bleach, and there are a few common misconceptions regarding the use of the product. These 5 questions explore the many misconceptions of hair bleach, and will better explain how it should be used.


1. Can you dye your hair with bleach?
One of the most common questions about hair bleach is whether you can dye your hair with bleach. It's usually when people dye their hair blonde that they may fail to realise that hair needs to be toned after bleaching.

The key element behind dyeing your hair, is that you're adding colour to it. Bleach doesn't add colour; it only lightens existing colour. This means that you can't technically dye your hair with bleach, but it's still a useful product for reaching a new shade in conjunction with actual dye.

Dyeing hair blonde is a good example of the way bleach should be used. After lightening, you still need to apply a blonde hair dye to produce a real colour by neutralising…